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OSHA’s Top Ten Citations for 2019
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OSHA’s Top Ten Citations for 2019

These are OSHA’s top ten most frequently written citations in 2019, with the facts and the explanations surrounding them, as...  More →

Related Topics: Compliance , Construction , exposure , fall arrest , fall protection

Q & A: Addressing Citations
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Q & A: Addressing Citations

Question: “How much time do you have to correct the citation?” Answer: Depends on the citation and time set forth...  More →

Related Topics: awareness , Compliance , hr , online safety training , OSHA , PPE , safety training

Tackling OSHA’s Top 10 Citations: 1926.1053 - Ladders
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Tackling OSHA’s Top 10 Citations: 1926.1053 - Ladders

The following is an excerpt from Tackle OSHA’s Top 10. Hosted by Chief Safety Officer Jill James, you can listen...  More →

Related Topics: OSHA , citations

Tackling OSHA’s Top 10 Citations: Q & A: Drum & Tumbler Guarding
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Tackling OSHA’s Top 10 Citations: Q & A: Drum & Tumbler Guarding

Q: “My question is in regards to the turning barrel of a “tumbler”. Does this need to have a shroud...  More →

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Tackling OSHA’s Top 10 Citations: Q & A: Arc Flash Studies
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Tackling OSHA’s Top 10 Citations: Q & A: Arc Flash Studies

Q: “When do you need to have an arc flash study conducted? Any tips on starting the process?” A: There...  More →

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Tackling OSHA’s Top 10 Citations: Q & A: Safety Data Sheet Availability
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Tackling OSHA’s Top 10 Citations: Q & A: Safety Data Sheet Availability

The following is an excerpt from Tackle OSHA’s Top 10. Hosted by Chief Safety Officer Jill James, you can listen...  More →

Related Topics: OSHA , Safety

Tackling OSHA’s Top 10 Citations: 1910.305 Electrical Wiring Methods & 1910.303 General Requirements
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Tackling OSHA’s Top 10 Citations: 1910.305 Electrical Wiring Methods & 1910.303 General Requirements

The following is an excerpt from Tackle OSHA’s Top 10. Hosted by Chief Safety Officer Jill James, you can listen...  More →

Related Topics: Electrical , OSHA

Tackling OSHA’s Top 10 Citations: 1910.212 - Machine Guarding
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Tackling OSHA’s Top 10 Citations: 1910.212 - Machine Guarding

The following is an excerpt from Tackle OSHA’s Top 10. Hosted by Chief Safety Officer Jill James, you can listen...  More →

Related Topics: online safety training , OSHA , safety training

Tackling OSHA’s Top 10 Citations: 1910.178 - Powered Industrial Trucks
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Tackling OSHA’s Top 10 Citations: 1910.178 - Powered Industrial Trucks

The following is an excerpt from Tackle OSHA’s Top 10. Hosted by Chief Safety Officer Jill James, you can listen...  More →

Related Topics: OSHA , trucks

Tackling OSHA’s Top 10 Citations: 1910.147 - Lockout/Tagout
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Tackling OSHA’s Top 10 Citations: 1910.147 - Lockout/Tagout

The sixth most cited hazard by OSHA in Fiscal Year 2022 is lockout/tagout or Control of Hazardous Energy (lockout/tagout), general...  More →

Related Topics: Compliance , online safety training , OSHA , Safety

Tackling OSHA’s Top 10 Citations: 1910.134 - Respiratory Protection
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Tackling OSHA’s Top 10 Citations: 1910.134 - Respiratory Protection

The following is an excerpt from Tackle OSHA’s Top 10. Hosted by Chief Safety Officer Jill James, you can listen...  More →

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Tackling OSHA’s Top 10 Citations: 1926.451 - Scaffolding
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Tackling OSHA’s Top 10 Citations: 1926.451 - Scaffolding

The following is an excerpt from Tackle OSHA’s Top 10. Hosted by Chief Safety Officer Jill James, you can listen...  More →

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Tackling OSHA’s Top 10 Citations: 1910.1200 - Hazard Communication
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Tackling OSHA’s Top 10 Citations: 1910.1200 - Hazard Communication

The following is an excerpt from Tackle OSHA’s Top 10. Hosted by Chief Safety Officer Jill James, you can listen...  More →

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Tackling OSHA’s Top 10 Citations: 1926.501 - Fall Protection
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Tackling OSHA’s Top 10 Citations: 1926.501 - Fall Protection

The following is an excerpt from Tackle OSHA’s Top 10. Hosted by Chief Safety Officer Jill James, you can listen...  More →

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How to Avoid Safety Recordkeeping Errors & Citations
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How to Avoid Safety Recordkeeping Errors & Citations

Failure to maintain current and error-free workplace records can end up costing you loads of money in OSHA violations. Employers...  More →

Related Topics: accident , audits , Compliance , Construction , exposure , lms , PPE , citations

Tackle OSHA's Top 10
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Tackle OSHA's Top 10

OSHA's Top 10 Most-Frequent Citations address hazards that commonly result in serious occupational injury, fatality, or illness. This mix of...  More →

How to Investigate a Workplace Accident
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How to Investigate a Workplace Accident

You don't have to play the blame game. This is, unfortunately, a true tragedy, taken from the files of the...  More →

Related Topics: accident , fall arrest systems , fall protection , Safety

Hazardous Effects of Hazardous Energy – Stay Safe and in Control
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Hazardous Effects of Hazardous Energy – Stay Safe and in Control

Well thought-out plans to control hazardous energy prevent 50,000 injuries and 120 deaths a year, according to OSHA. Hazardous energy...  More →

Related Topics: Hazards , hazaradous

Q & A: OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards
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Q & A: OSHA’s Top 10 Most Frequently Cited Standards

Question: “Does OSHA have a "high-risk" hazard list, like combustible dust, or lack of FR clothing in facilities with Flash...  More →

Related Topics: Compliance , Construction , Electrical , fall protection , OSHA , osha standards

Knock, Knock—It’s OSHA: Programmed Inspections (Part 1)
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Knock, Knock—It’s OSHA: Programmed Inspections (Part 1)

It’s no secret that OSHA inspections trigger a fear response for some employers, where employees are sent scrambling to reconcile...  More →

Related Topics: accident , Compliance , exposure , hr , mining , OSHA , risk , safety pro

A Quick Guide to an OSHA Inspection
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A Quick Guide to an OSHA Inspection

It’s understandable to feel stressed when thinking about being inspected by OSHA. Thankfully, OSHA has made strides to ensure employers...  More →

Related Topics: OSHA , Inspection , Chemical Compliance

Are you on OSHA’s COVID-19 inspection list?
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Are you on OSHA’s COVID-19 inspection list?

A new OSHA NEP helps employers know what to look out for....  More →

Related Topics: osha outlook , standards , covid 19 , Hazards , safety audit , Investigator , Protecting workers

How OSHA Investigators Think: Breakrooms, Water, Hand Soap
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How OSHA Investigators Think: Breakrooms, Water, Hand Soap

What did I commonly cite when I was an OSHA Inspector? Here are three examples: #1. The Basics Sometimes, being...  More →

Related Topics: hr , OSHA , osha investigators , Safety , safety pro

How OSHA Inspectors Think: Free Poster
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How OSHA Inspectors Think: Free Poster

Here are a few more things that I like to call ‘low-hanging fruit’ for OSHA inspectors—circumstances that are common, obvious...  More →

Related Topics: Compliance , OSHA , Safety , safety pro , workers comp

Lessons from a Life in Safety: #1
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Lessons from a Life in Safety: #1

Trusted Advising. Not Punitive Policing. My first job out of graduate school was as an OSHA Investigator. I had an...  More →

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OSHA's 2014 SST Inspection Program Enters Final Months
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OSHA's 2014 SST Inspection Program Enters Final Months

An excerpt from HSI’s guide to understanding OSHA inspections found its way to the pages of Occupational Health & Safety...  More →

Related Topics: audits , citations , Compliance , inspectors , OSHA , lms , preparedness

Supervisor Safety Liability: 4 Common Exposures
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Supervisor Safety Liability: 4 Common Exposures

The responsibilities and expectations placed on supervisors are enormous at times—production, workforce management, quality control, budgets, and of course safety...  More →

Related Topics: Compliance , Construction , lms , OSHA , prevention , Recordkeeping

DH Pace, national door and dock provider, reduces TRIR and claims with EHS solution
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DH Pace, national door and dock provider, reduces TRIR and claims with EHS solution

DH Pace moves from paper/email/excel to EHS platform, changing their culture. Company: DH Pace Company, Inc.Solution: 11 EHS ApplicationsIndustry: Commercial...  More →

All the OSHA Acronyms! With Definitions!
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All the OSHA Acronyms! With Definitions!

One of the frustrating things about the government—or any large bureaucratic institution—is the jargon. Least popular for laymen are acronyms...  More →

Related Topics: accident , awareness , Compliance , Construction , Electrical , OSHA

Get Your CEO To Support Safety With “The Curve” Approach
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Get Your CEO To Support Safety With “The Curve” Approach

The Pitfalls Of Safety Lingo Do you ever feel when you open your mouth to talk about safety, the...  More →

Related Topics: Buy in , Compliance , exposure , Falls , hr , OSHA , PPE , CEO

June is National Safety Month - 2018
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June is National Safety Month - 2018

Although any environmental, health and safety (EHS) professional will tell you that every month should be safety awareness month, it’s...  More →

Related Topics: June , Safety Month , Safety

Q & A: Whistle Blower Inspections
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Q & A: Whistle Blower Inspections

Question: “What criteria is used to determine if an inspection needs to happen when someone whistle blows on the company?”...  More →

Related Topics: accident , Compliance , hr , online safety training , OSHA , PPE , Recordkeeping

The Possible Impact of Regulatory Reductions on Workplace Safety Enforcement
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The Possible Impact of Regulatory Reductions on Workplace Safety Enforcement

On January 30, President Trump signed an executive order entitled “Reducing Regulation and Controlling Regulatory Costs,” which targets the reduction...  More →

Related Topics: OSHA , Regulations , President

Managing the Safety Risks of a Construction Contractor
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Managing the Safety Risks of a Construction Contractor

Very few construction contractors self-perform all of the necessary trades to complete a project. A general contractor (GC) is commonly...  More →

Related Topics: accident , awareness , Compliance , Construction , exposure , hr , OSHA

How to Prepare for a Surprise OSHA Inspection
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How to Prepare for a Surprise OSHA Inspection

An OSHA inspection can happen at any time. You won’t have advance warning that an inspector is going to show...  More →

Related Topics: auditing , citations , Compliance , OSHA , Recordkeeping , safety pro

What Makes Occupational Safety a Good Business Investment?
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What Makes Occupational Safety a Good Business Investment?

From a business perspective, safety programs do not actually generate sales or income and therefore are a financial burden or...  More →

Related Topics: accident , audits , Compliance , Falls , OSHA , safety pro

A Decade with OSHA’s Outreach Training Program
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A Decade with OSHA’s Outreach Training Program

Eight million, eight hundred forty-six thousand, three hundred and eighty-two (8,846,382) That is how many workers have been trained in...  More →

Related Topics: OSHA , OSHA 10 , OSHA 30 , Compliance , hr

National Safety Month, a Reminder That Safety Should Always Come First
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National Safety Month, a Reminder That Safety Should Always Come First

June marks the time of year that the National Safety Council celebrates National Safety Month 2014 to bring attention to...  More →

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Mitigating Warehouse Safety Hazards During High Demand
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Mitigating Warehouse Safety Hazards During High Demand

In recent years, there has been a significant increase in the number of warehouse employees — reaching more than 1....  More →

Related Topics: warehouse , employee safety , warehouse safety , safety training , safety ha

Violence Prevention: Part One
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Violence Prevention: Part One

When you think of violence prevention, who are you thinking of protecting? What sort of violence is top of mind...  More →

Related Topics: hr , job , online safety training , OSHA , personal protective equipment , PPE , Safety , safety pro

Knock, Knock—It’s OSHA: Programmed Inspections (Part 2)
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Knock, Knock—It’s OSHA: Programmed Inspections (Part 2)

Programmed inspections are OSHA’s lowest enforcement priority, but these inspections outnumber unprogrammed inspections, so it is clear that programmed inspections...  More →

Related Topics: awareness , Compliance , Construction , Electrical , exposure , hr , job

HSI January Newsletter
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HSI January Newsletter

Your monthly digest of EHS, Compliance, and Professional Development resources & news for you and your business, with something for everyone....  More →

Related Topics: road rage , newsletter , OSHA , higher education , higher , university , utilities , ewt , Heat stress

Safety Management Systems a la Disney
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Safety Management Systems a la Disney

It’s hard to turn off your hazard awareness radar when you’re a safety professional. I constantly find myself scanning for...  More →

Related Topics: awareness , Compliance , exposure , hr , online training , OSHA , prevention

Manufacturing Safety: Learning from Expensive Lessons in American Industry
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Manufacturing Safety: Learning from Expensive Lessons in American Industry

An examination of recent OSHA violations at three American manufacturing facilities, with recommendations for improving safety conditions in your organization...  More →

Related Topics: manufacturing , Safety

OSHA 2021 Outlook
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OSHA 2021 Outlook

With a new administration entering the White House, 2021 could be very interesting for OSHA (Occupational Safety and Health Administration)...  More →

Related Topics: OSHA , 2021 , Outlook , Administration , OSHA Budget , Focus , standards

Honoring Worker Memorial Day
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Honoring Worker Memorial Day

Shamus and Kortney are Judy’s sons. Both sons died on-the-job, almost exactly one year apart from each other. Shamus died...  More →

Related Topics: Compliance , online training , osha standards , safety training

Violence Prevention: Part Two
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Violence Prevention: Part Two

Sitting around a table in November conjures up all sorts of idyllic images of what a “perfect” Thanksgiving is expected...  More →

Related Topics: awareness , Compliance , hr , online safety training , OSHA , osha standards , PPE

Employee Safety Training
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Employee Safety Training

I had the question asked of me one day, “When should a company provide the OSHA required safety training?” I...  More →

Related Topics: awareness , Compliance , hr , exposure , PPE , risk , Safety

What To Expect When You're Inspected
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What To Expect When You're Inspected

Barrett Pryce: (00:04)All right, let's kick it off. Welcome to today's EHS Daily Advisor webcast, what to expect when you're...  More →

Safety 101: When Safety Needs Explaining
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Safety 101: When Safety Needs Explaining

Barrett: Welcome to today's EHS Daily Advisor webcast, Safety 101: When Safety Needs Explaining. It does need explaining. People tell...  More →

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